By Senator(s) SAKAMOTO / MATSUURA; Chun, Chun Oakland
Keywords: ATTORNEYS, CIVIL REMEDIES AND PROCEEDINGS, COURT COSTS, EVIDENCE, INDEMNITY AGAINST LIABILITY, JUDICIARY, WITNESSES
Report Title: Civil Justice Reform
Description: Abolishes joint and several liability except in cases of death or devastating bodily injury. Limits recovery for noneconomic damages in tort actions to $350,000. Amends law on frivolous claims in civil actions. Allows evidence of collateral source payments to be admitted at trial. Limits punitive damages.
1-22-99 S Introduced and passed First Reading
1-25-99 S Referred to JDC
2- 1-99 S Re-Referred to JDC/CPN
1-19-00 S Carried over to 2000 Regular Session.